I believe people who are buying BB 9900 are smart people and not a mere bunch of folks who look at nice looking design and follow others who some how felt into a trap and bought this device. Why I said so...I would compare BB 9900 with BB 9780 ( its not decent to compare BB with iphone or android phones who are doing miracles everyday ). You pay a hefty price of USD 500+ to get BB 9900 because of looks or specs or convenience of use in your business? When I compare to BB 9780 its so nice to hold BB 9900 in hand, enjoy high specs and feel proud of it. But when you look deep into the utility part you will be dissapointed. No autofocus camera, short battery life, same old menu and software with cosmetic change. BB is not doing enough to bring free softwares by which users can be benefited in their day to day activity. When BB expects you to pay for their new device its their duty to make sure their loyal customers can do better than what they used to do with old range of BB devices. Higher processor, high amount of memory, nice design is just an infatuation which will fade with time and than BB 9900 will be just another ordinary BB device and not the BB 9900 flagship. We as BB fan expects RIM to bring us choices of free softwares which we can use with nice devices RIM bring for us. And what was BB thinking when they omitted Autofocus camera on BB 9900 or I can ask what BB was thinking when they put Autofocus camera on BB 9780. People who are in love with BB 9900 for its design and higher specs should also think what utility do they get with new BB 9900 which they did not with BB 9780. Or just forget it all and get back to your normal life and get yourself a new BB 9900. Anyway who cares about utility when you have money to spare. Hurray, enjoy your BB 9900. Good Luck. By the way, this might offend BB 9900 lovers who love BB for anything they are offered but BB all the way.
Jo, 19 Oct 2011Can anybody tell me how googlemaps can install in bold9900if you want to download and installed the blackberry maps,you can download it on app world of device.tehre are so many option to choose one of them..but on my dakota the blackberry maps was already exist and I DONT nedd to downl0ad :D
come on blackberry is only a business phone and you can't compare to iphone and android phone if u really want a phone with nice screen and excellent performance den go for smart phones!!
There are ways around the battery life issue. Obviously, it is a thinner phone with a faster processor, so it is bound to consume power quicker. One simple way to prolong the battery life is to dim the backlighting to 40% or 50% (makes no real difference), and setting the timeout to 10 seconds. It works. Where there is good network coverage, the battery should last just as good as any other BlackBerry.
To all BB 9900 users and Intended users: I have been very disappointed with BB 9900 Battery life untill Yesterday. All you need to perform the following and you will be amazed with Battery performance. It suprisingly boosts up like anyother fone. All you need to do:
1- Switch from 3G(HSDPA) to 2G(EDGE), though you can switch back whenever needed.
2- Refrain fro Apps those frequantly download information like weather apps etc.
3- Install an App called Battery Booster (its free and very effective)
4-Turn off Location services. We dont need it in ost cases.
After performing these tasks my BB 9900 Batterylife is effectively increased. Location services and 3G on BB takes major part of Battery. If you turn that off you will see the difference.
I hope it resolve the issue. If you find it effective please spread the word and stop whinning. Thanks
I noticed that the 9900 camera takes poor pictures and when u try to zoom its terrible, in comparison to the 9780
adel, 17 Oct 2011I want to buy blackberry mobile which is better the 9900 or 9780 can someone tell me9900 is too new, software issues.. needs a few months for bugs to be ironed out.
9780 is best, longer battery life......... also is a bit cheaper too. but old 9780 and new curve are similar!!!
Great phone , pathetic battery, on 3g u get max 5 hours, change to 2g and ui get 10 on heavy use
I want to buy blackberry mobile which is better the 9900 or 9780 can someone tell me
I think 9900 is a great phone, awesome display, faster than my old 9700. Only need to improve the battery.
the phone speaks quality and passion , the price is the only factor what the world seeks
I got mine 5 days ago. Mainly use the phone for Blackberry Messenger, Whatsapp, SMS and little browsing. On first impression the battery lasted 7 hours with barely any use. (*I'll try again soon, maybe BIS being down was the reason*). I then turned 3G off (it uses EDGE instead) and the phone has lasted for the past 3 days! Quite impressive if you can do without 3G or turn it on when needed. As far as the browsing experience - good with the pinch feature but I dislike the mobile browsing in general for the small screen. Im holding out for Opera Mini for 9900. The body is amazing: A step up from previous models into iPhone territory - so thin and the silver bezel looks incredible. The keypad is perfect, quite a lot better then the 9780. Great phone, the best I've used.
Orange Orange Orange UK where is the UMA option. This is my Third Blackberry, Most expensive and the main option i want. Very disappointed. UMA option was on all the original sales info but it has now been removed.
Battery life yes poor but you will have to manage it by auto turning off device at night and you might just get a day out of it.